Project Description

Carol Van Nuys:

Carol is an artistic recycler, creating her unique Story Boxes from found objects and images which are layered on and interwoven with papers, fabrics and fibers.  After attachment with glue, thread, and wire, the elements are presented in a lined, reclaimed frame.  Carol developed artistic skills after retirement from her home staging business, as she moved from the life-sized scale of residential homes to the miniaturized scale of shadow box frames.  She says, “I find inspiration in a wide assortment of objects which capture my attention, delighting in the relationships which emerge.  My goal for the Story Boxes is to capture colorful expressions of a life in full swing or bring gentle reminders of a life well lived.” A Pacific Northwest native, Carol was born and reared near the University of Oregon campus and now resides close to the Washington State Capitol of Olympia with Molly, her beloved soft-coated wheaten terrier.